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Research Interests

Macroeconomic theory with applications. Recursive and numerical methods.


Dr. Rendahl received PhD from the European University Institute, Florence (2007). After spending a year as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, he subsequently took up his first academic position at UC Davis, California, in 2008. Dr. Rendahl joined the Economics Faculty at Cambridge in 2011.

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Rendahl, P. Fiscal policy in an unemployment crisis, (2016) Review of Economic Studies
Rendahl, P. Inequality constraints and Euler equation based solution methods, (2015) Economic Journal
Rendahl, P. Asset based unemployment insurance, (2012) International Economic Review
Den Haan, W. J. and Rendahl, P. Solving the incomplete markets model with aggregate uncertainty using explicit aggregation, (2010) Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Rendahl, P. Fiscal Policy in an Unemployment Crisis, (2014) CWPE1405
Rendahl, P. Fiscal Policy in an Unemployment Crisis, (2014) CWPE1456
Rendahl, P. Equilibrium Contracts and Firm-sponsored Training, (2013) CWPE1336
Rendahl, P. Inequality Constraints and Euler Equation based Solution Methods, (2013) CWPE1320
Rendahl, P. Fiscal Policy in an Unemployment Crisis, (2012) CWPE1211

Recent Activities

Faculty Senior Academic Promotions - Publication Date: 2017-06-15
Vasco Carvalho, Sara Horrell, Pontus Rendahl and Petra Geraats have all been successful in the Faculty's Senior Academic Promotions.

Macro/Trade Mini Conference - Publication Date: 2016-05-11
The Macro/Trade Mini Conference will be held on 31 May 2016, New Combination Room, Corpus Christi College. From 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Mini Conference on Heterogeneous Agents and Macroeconomic Modelling - Publication Date: 2016-05-05
The Heterogeneous Agent Model Mini Conference will take place onTuesday 10th May 2016 in the New Combination Room, Corpus Christi College.

Research Grants

A Dynamic Economic And Monetary Union (Ademu) (ECH2020 SOCIETAL CHALLENGES (SC))


PIIA Paper 2 - Michaelmas - Unemployment and Labour Market
PIIA Paper 2 - Michaelmas - Intertemporal Macroeconomics
M230 - Applied Macroeconomics

PhD Students


(Edward) Rafe Martyn
PhD Title: Supply-Side Policies at the Zero-lower bound in a Rotemberg Wage Setting
Research: Labour economics; Macroprudential policy; Zero-Lower-Bound


Myungun Kim
PhD Title: Rethinking Industrial Policy
Frederico Lima
PhD Title: The Multiplier effect of fiscal transfers
Research: Macroeconomics and Public Economics
Richard (Mutian) Hou
PhD Title: Wealth Inequality and Economic Stagnation
Research: Wealth inequality and Economic Development, Resource Misallocation, Macroeconomic Theory
Jason Lu
PhD Title: The Fall in Real Interest Rates, the Introduction of the pill, and the role of Fiscal Policy

Dr Pontus Rendahl

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Room: 20
Office Hours: on sabbatical leave for Lent and Easter 2016
College: Corpus Christi